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Shakir Akorede

BudgIT Nigeria
Communications Associate
Lagos, Nigeria
Shakir Akorede is a syndicated creative writer, occasional journo and knowledge management expert. He drives conversations and high-level engagement sessions aimed at extending the boundaries of citizen-government engagement, institutional reforms and open government at multi-stakeholder levels as the Communications Associate of BudgIT, Nigeria’s leading civic-tech organization with special focus on accountability and transparency in governance.

A young professional in foreign policy, Akorede is an Agenda Contributor to the World Economic Forum and a writer for many international outlets including CNN Africa, US’ Entrepreneur Magazine and Forbes Africa. With his articles (on wide-ranging topics including branding, marketing, business hacks, career and personal development, workplace productivity, sustainable dev., etc) being syndicated on various international publications and translated into several languages including French, Chinese and Norwegian, he has been featured on some of the world’s most respected platforms like Aljazeera, BBC Africa and USA Today.

Akorede is a first class graduate from Cyprus International University with a Master’s Degree in International Relations. He’s also an alumnus of the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, with a B.A in Arabic.

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